Wine Advocate: 88
“The 2013 Claret is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and the rest Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This boasts loads of Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, baking spices, and black and red currants in a delicious, soft,
Deep, rich garnet color. Aromas of ripe berries, fresh cranberry, candy apple and malted vanilla, some of which carries through to the palate. Hint of Granny Smith apple on first sip that beautifully balances out the rich cream soda and ch
Excite your senses with…bright aromas of red currant, raspberry, black tea and baking spices followed by rich flavors of rhubarb pie, fresh cherries and hints of milk toffee and Medjool dates.
Wine Advocate: 92
“Shafer also makes one of the better Merlots. The 2014 Merlot includes 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and is a beauty. Mocha and chocolaty notes intermixed with red cherry, plum and blacker fruits jump from the glass of this perfumed and fragrant
Notes of anise, currant, and toasted walnuts on the nose complement the lusciously fruit forward palate and voluminous mouthfeel. Rich black cherry and leather reflect the terroir, with integrated and deep oak tannins.
Wine Spectator: 90
“Pure, clean and graceful, this is very rich and well-structured, with a deep, layered core of currant, blackberry, mocha and underbrush, ending with a long, lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot
Creamy golden apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon with complementary coconut and sweet oak scents. Fresh and lively on the palate, with rich citrus, apple, melon and tropical fruit flavors.
Our Estate grown Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah are co-fermented and flood the mid-palate with berry compote and spice box. Inky Petite Sirah completes the composition with wide blue fruit and flavor density that persists. The texture and structure ac
The nose offers enticing layers of spicy brambleberry, as well as hints of ripe blackberry and oak-inspired vanilla cream. Ripe red-fruited raspberry notes dominate the palate of this lovely blend, underscored by deeper layers of blueberr
The 2016 vintage opens with bright melon, citrus blossom and honeysuckle aromatics, followed by notes of lightly toasted hazelnuts and an amazing minerality. Rounded and silky on the palate, flavors of ripe melon and citrus oil are undersco
Intense ripe aromas of plum, berries, black tea and verbena all pour from the glass along with more subtle notes of truffle, baking spice, cumin and vanilla. In the mouth, the 2014 Merlot is super-ripe and expressive, with a luscious, fruit